Set 12 French magic lantern slides “The Elephant’s Revenge’ late 1800s

$87.00 USD

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Magic lantern hand-painted slide set telling story of an of elephant who gets his revenge on an African native who shoots an arrow into his rump.

Each slide has a small label UL with small printed label ‘MADE IN FRANCE C&G’ and hand written slide #.

C&G would be Lanterne Universelle C&G Paris.

No text on frame or slides.

Some heat damage to a couple of slides, especially #9. Some 'crackles' on the black borders of the images

Each slide 8 ¼“ x 8 ¼”


The magic lantern, also known by its Latin name laterna magica, is an early type of image projector that used pictures—paintings, prints, or photographs—on transparent plates (usually made of glass), one or more lenses, and a light source. It was mostly developed in the 17th century and commonly used for entertainment purposes. It was increasingly used for education during the 19th century. Since the late 19th century, smaller versions were also mass-produced as toys. The magic lantern was in wide use from the 18th century until the mid-20th century when it was superseded by a compact version that could hold many 35 mm photographic slides: the slide projector.